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Salish 100 Cruise Details

History

Created by the Port Townsend Pocket Yachters and part of Northwest Maritime’s family of events since 2021, the Salish 100 has joined the Race to Alaska and the SEVENTY48 as one of the most unique and vibrant water activities in the Pacific Northwest.

Route

The Cruise works its way from Olympia to Port Townsend at 10-16 nautical miles a day, with overnight stops at:

  • Henderson Inlet
  • Longbranch, Filucy Bay
  • Gig Harbor
  • Blake Island State Park
  • Kingston
  • Port Ludlow

The final day of travel brings cruisers to the Victorian seaport of Port Townsend.

Equipment

For Salish 100 you must carry all the equipment legally required by state and federal governments. (But we are emphasizing and adding some things below:)

Mandatory Safety Equipment

All boats in the Salish 100 are required to carry a VHF radio and monitor it at all times while underway.

  • VHF radio
  • Dock lines
  • Sound signaling device
  • Navigation lights
  • Flares and/or a waterproof flashlight for signaling at night
  • Approved PFDs for all, with whistles and sound signaling devices.

Know the laws. Depending on your boat type, you may be required to carry additional items.

Recommended Safety Equipment

We think this is smart stuff. If you have capacity on your boat, stay safe, stay prepared.

  • Tide/current tables
  • Nav lights
  • Extra batteries and/or chargers with dock plugs
  • Visibility—optically and radar
  • A way to cook
  • Sufficient floatation for a swamping, especially for open boats
  • Radar reflector
  • Sufficient water and food
  • Adequate first aid supplies
  • Charts and navigation equipment
  • Redundant systems for safety, navigation, and emergencies
  • Compass!!
  • Phone

Cruising Supply Suggestions

  • Keep warm and dry gear
  • Small musical instrument
  • Food and water, plus snacks, goodies, & beverages
  • A notebook or journal for the memories

More information can be found in the 2024 Cruise Information Packet.